Garland Row Bespoke Jewellery – Interview & Giveaway

I recently featured Garland Row in my Top 6 Jewellery Websites. Garland Row offers bespoke silver and gold jewellery inspired by old Hollywood glamour, Belle Epoque and gothic architecture. Every precious Garland Row jewel is handmade with love in owner/designer Sarah Gardner’s workshop.

Garland Row Bespoke Jewellery

Sarah opened her boutique in Hargrave St, Paddington in 2012 and her sought after designs have featured in OK Magazine, Instyle, Famous Magazine and  Good Weekend. She has kindly agreed to an interview with Mama Stylista and I am so excited to have her!

Garland Row Bespoke Jewellery

1. Tell us about the Garland Row brand

Garland Row is my jewellery label. I have a studio and shop that I work from in Paddington. I design and create one off jewels that you can buy in store (and online with FREE international shipping). I also custom make jewellery and love turning people’s old unworn jewels into a fabulous new creation to be worn and adored with a new lease of life!! The brand is very much about adding a little bit of glamour to everyday!!

2. What advice would you give someone starting their own business? 

Listen to everyone!!! You don’t have to agree with everything they say, but be willing to listen and learn from others and their journeys. You obviously HAVE to love what you are doing as it will become your life, so make sure it is your passion and enjoy it!!!!

3. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Everywhere!! Architecture, esp Medieval and Gothic era buildings. Old world movies, I collect ‘vintage’ costume jewellery and often like to incorporate components of these into my own creations. Travelling is always amazing for the soul and a huge source of inspiration.

Garland Row Bespoke Jewellery

4. How do you find work/life balance?

Garland Row is an extension of me; everything I love inspires me, so I don’t really differentiate my life between work and non-work. I am always looking at beautiful things and sketching from everyday life moments, so it kind of all blends into one creative dialogue.

5. What is your favourite part of owning your own business?

Being your own boss. You can never get in trouble for being late to work!!! It’s a true privilege to work for yourself!

6.  What is your favourite shopping destination?

I have collected vintage clothing for over 20 years and have found some fabulous places, although they are getting harder to find, so for vintage I have a few online places where I can always find something amazing. I love shopping in London, Liberty’s, Selfridges, and Vivienne Westwood is especially a favourite…you can’t go pass the amazing American dept stores, esp at sale time!!! Sigh!!! Locally, I love walking and discovering little boutiques and hidden treasures, Crown St Surry Hills, Queen St Woollahra. There’s a few places I love in Potts Point too.

7. Describe your personal style
 

A bit eclectic- a little old world glamour mixed with a small side of punk glam. Lots of cocktail frocks!!

8. What is the one item you wear the most?

While working in the studio, I often wear leather dresses- a down side to making jewellery is it’s quite dirty, so leather dresses are a good option for disguising polishing stains and burns from dropping hot metal!! Outside of that, I’m usually in a 50s cocktail frock!!

9. Who is your favourite style icon?

Anyone with their own individual style. Catherine Baba, Karen Elson,  Film maker and Hollywood royalty Liz Goldwyn, Debi Mazar.

10. What is your favourite piece from your range?

My favourite piece is usually the piece in my head that I’m about to make!!  At the moment, I am loving the diamond pave set mini heart stacking ring (watch this space for matching earrings and necklace!! Launching next week!!)

11. What does the future hold for Garland Row?

I am currently growing the online side of the business, which I’m really excited about. I am also starting to think where I might like to set up a another shop while keeping my current showroom as the design and making, creative base!

Thank you so much for sharing with us Sarah!

If you’re looking for that special gift make sure you check out the exquisite range on offer at Garland Row Bespoke Jewellery. You won’t be disappointed! View it here. 

Giveaway
Sarah has very kindly given Mama Stylista readers a chance to win a gorgeous Garland Row sterling silver gem set stacking ring and matching groove band valued at $165! In order to win just enter via the box below. Good luck!

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Giveaway Terms & Conditions

1. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 6th April 2014
2. Winner must make contact within 2 days or another winner will be chosen
3. Judge’s decision is final
4. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash
5. Total prize pool is valued at $165
6. Prizes will not be replaced in the event that they are stolen, lost or damaged in transit.
7. I accept no responsibility for prizes sent from Garland Row
8. This competition is open to Australian residents only

  • Kay

    I love the rose quartz cocktail ring

  • Yvonne Duke

    I love the Sleeping Beauty Signet Ring !!

  • Norlin Mustapha

    I am crushing on the stackable rings trend at the moment and I’m loving the look of the rings from Garland Row!

  • http://kimbalikes.com Kim-Marie Williams

    In love with the sterling silver heart shaped stacking ring and because it is my birthstone, the peridot stacking ring too. Just gorgeous!

  • http://emhawker.blogspot.com/ Emily

    That ring is stunning! It’s my fave, hands down, so I’m so excited it’s what you’re giving away!

  • http://www.frockitall.com/ Steph Allen

    Gorgeous ring, and great post :)

  • http://www.thefashionablemum.blogspot.com.au/ Vicki | The Fashionable Mum

    How on earth do you choose a favourite!? I love the stackable
    Rings, it gives you ultimate configuration control (control freak – me?). Good luck everyone!

  • Rachel K

    I love the PINK SAPPHIRE AND ROSE GOLD DISC BRACELET. It’s so elegant and its simple, classy design would add a touch of beauty to any outfit!

  • Alice Catblack

    I love the London Blue Topaz Grape Drop earrings, they are totally gorgeous

  • Kaz Li

    Lovely post.

  • Laura Hughes

    What a lovely piece!

  • Sally D

    Other than the stacking rings above, I love the Medieval Cross Earrings

  • http://soniastyling.com/ Sonia from Sonia Styling

    What beautiful jewellery! I love Sarah’s unique and fabulous vibe and style. Such an incredible prize. Thanks Sarah and Dee!

  • Sally Krix

    gorgeous!

  • Jemma Hansen

    My favourite piece from the Garland Row range is the Florentine earrings – Cognac Diamond and Natural Ruby. So classy and elegant, yet a little bit different.

  • Arnoud Thoma

    I quite like these the Medieval cross earrings – White Gold &Sapphire

  • Lauren

    I LOVE the Silver vine earrings, I’m a sucker for anything nature related, trees, vines, leaves and flowers! I can’t get enough! I also love a pop of colour on a dull day!

  • Kym Hardy

    This was an interesting read, I have to say I’m feeling inspired! Lovely jewellery!

  • Brad Powerlett

    The perfect surprise for my beautiful girlfriend. I’ll definitely be in the good books :D

  • Barbara

    I love Star necklace pave set with diamonds

  • Jasmine Nelson

    ROCK QUARTZ BRIOLETTE- WHITE GOLD earrings

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    It has to be the Cushion cut Aquamarine drop necklace. Just beautiful.

  • Fiona

    FLORENTINE EARRINGS- COGNAC DIAMOND AND NATURAL RUBY. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • Veronique Pezeshki

    It’s so pretty !! I love it

  • jess

    Jolly Roger pendant necklace, its a little bit left of centre just like me but still has the sparkle and charm the world needs

  • Zhe

    Tulip Pendant- Yellow gold & tourmaline is pretty.

  • amandagorton

    STAR NECKLACE PAVE SET WITH DIAMONDS – its so delicate and dainty

  • http://www.icurvyworld.com/ Jojo at iCurvy Blog

    I’m loving those stackable rings – and they are in my favorite colours too! What a great interview with such a glam and talented lady <3

  • Gemma Berkhout

    I love so many things on this website. My favourites are probably the Black Garnet Pear Cocktail ring and the Victorian Engraved Silver & Amethyst Pendant!

  • Tanya Smith

    I love the pear shaped stacker topaz ring!

  • jayla1987
  • Nicola

    I love the Peridot and diamond crown ring!

  • Imogen O’meara

    Love the stacking rings, particularly the pear shaped Peridot, so elegant and chic, to me this is actually a fresh modern version of a beautiful ring my gorgeous grandma used to wear. (And its friend the pear shaped topaz is the colour her sparkly eyes were!)) What a joy it would be to have a little reminder of her with me every day!

  • Rachel

    I love the pear shaped Peridot stacking ring. August may not be my birth month, but who cares with a stunning ring like that!

  • Sharon Markwell

    The peridot & diamond crown ring is a stunner and on my wish list.

  • Rachael Hayne

    out of all of them its most deff the stacking ring and groove band i love it, its very unique!

  • Lisa Frankel

    What a gorgeous ring – I just love it

  • skye hawkins

    Gorgeous stack of rings, lovely colours! X

  • Cleo Sids

    Love the florentine cross pave set in diamonds

  • Trish Leonard

    Absolutely stunning, I would be proud to show this off.

  • Aimee Tatham

    Love the florentine cross pave set in diamonds

  • Christina Lungo

    Love the Black Garnet Pear Cocktail Ring

  • nattyj

    Love the range

  • Lisa Abejja

    I am in love with the stacking ring !!! So gorgeous <3

  • phil

    great prize to win for my wife’s 50th

  • Michelle Halusko Tsimouris

    Florentine Earrings- Cognac diamond and natural ruby. Stunningly gorgeous

  • Rebecca Thompson

    I can’t go past the Garland Row sterling silver gem set stacking ring that is up for grabs.

  • Amelia

    My favourite piece from the Garland Row range is this sterling silver gem set stacking ring, because I love the combination of the silver with the earthy greens and the turquoise blue, it would suit my colouring and style preferences fantastically!

  • Nichole Mckee

    Yellow Gold Tutti Fruitti Bracelet is Devine :D

  • Anna Ryan-Punch

    Gden of Eden ring- so pretty and organic looking, it looks like it grew from Eden’s ground.

  • Nicole Murphy

    I love the Peridot andd Diamond crown ring I just adore the colour.

  • Cristen Milonas

    Mabe pearl cocktail ring. A modern twist on a classic. Match with classic clothing or contrast with trends loaded with funk!

  • Rhonda Lockery

    Black Garnet Pear cocktail ring is stunning

  • Jeannine Barrett

    I love the Diamond Drop necklace, maybe I can talk my hubby into buying it for me for my birthday in 3 weeks, lol.

  • Kath Barker

    Too hard to pick a favourite as they are all so unique and equally stylish. I have been in the shop in Paddington – better than a visit to the candy store!!

  • Lea Anna

    OMG the hand engraved signet ring would look amazing on my finger.Stunning statement piece…love it!

  • Michelle

    I love the White gold and diamond mini heart stacking ring as I’m an April baby :)

  • Elise

    Oh my gosh but I have expensive taste, I’ve fallen completely in love with the Chrysoprase Florentine Earrings, they are so gorgeous!

  • Holly

    I love the black garnet pear cocktail ring. So simple yet sophisticated!

  • kate

    Oooo pretty…

  • becca

    I love the stacking rings. They let me decide whether I want to be fancy and wear all of them or if I want to be simplistic and wear one. They are gorgeous and suit everything :)

  • Hannah Gleeson

    To be able to swap and choose my look with exquisite jewellery would complete my fashion look!

  • Tiarnah

    I would love to be able to change my look to be as sophisticated or a simple as I would like. I love the stacking ring and it would be perfect to do just that :)

  • Morgan

    The beauty of blogs is that you’re exposed to things you never even knew about, like this gorgeous jewellery brand. The Pear Garnet Cocktail Ring is one of many favourites, making an understated statement.

  • Bec D’owney

    Black Garnet Pear cocktail ring

  • Tanith

    My favorite is the london blue topaz and black Diamond dress ring! I also love all the stacking rings! Xx